COLD REMEDY COMPLICATIONS

The cough, cold and allergy category has had a case of the hiccups. First came the methamphetamine laws that pulled pseudoephedrine products off the shelves and put them behind the counter; then came concerns over abuse of dextromethorphan. Finally, this past fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended that children ages 2 to 6 should not use cough and cold medicines. This has led to recalls,

The cough, cold and allergy category has had a case of the hiccups.

First came the methamphetamine laws that pulled pseudoephedrine products off the shelves and put them behind the counter; then came concerns over abuse of dextromethorphan. Finally, this past fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended that children ages 2 to 6 should not use cough and cold medicines. This has led to recalls, new labeling and increased consumer interaction with the pharmacist.

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